Vice President of Research and Standards, College of Performance Management
Special Projects Director, PMI Sydney Chapter, Australia
Kym Henderson is a practicing information technology project manager with significant experience in project turn-arounds utilizing simplified Earned Value Management (EVM) techniques. He has presented at many conferences internationally and published papers in various publications including the Measurable News, Crosstalk - The Journal of Defense Software Engineering and as part of the proceedings of PMI Global Congresses. Kym also published the first validation of the Earned Schedule method in 2003.
He taught "Applying Earned Value Concepts to Commercial [IT] Projects" for the PMI SeminarsWorld ® program (2005 2007) and is a Past Education Director (2003–2007) of the PMI Sydney Australia Chapter where he implemented a highly regarded Chapter education program for which he received the PMI Australian Chapters Distinguished Contribution Award in 2005. He rejoined the PMI Sydney Chapter Board as the Special Projects Director in January 2012.
Kym is also an active member of the Australian Army Reserve, holding the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in the Royal Australian Army Medical Corps.
He was also a member of the Core Team for the PMI Global EVM Practice Standard 2nd edition project with primary responsibility for Chapter 5, Develop Schedule and Appendix D, Schedule Analysis Using EVM Data.
Kym is also the first non-US national elected to what was then the Governing Board of the PMI College of Performance Management as the Vice President of Research and Standards.
He is also a founding member of the EVM Europe Association having called the meetings of the interested Europeans which occurred in London in 2008 that lead to the EVM Europe initiative being established.
Kym’s primary professional interest is advancing project management practice by transitioning worthwhile advanced project management concepts to practical application.